The 7th winner of the St Leger, held on Tuesday 23rd September 1783 over the 2 miles of Town Moor, was Phenomenon by half a head, a chestnut colt by Herod out of Frenzy, owned by Sir John Lister Kaye, trained at Tupgill, Middleham by Isaac Cape and ridden by Anthony Hall. A field of just 4 runners contested the race, although there were 9 subscriptions of 25 guineas each, which was worth 225 Guineas. (Equivalent to £36,600 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
PHENOMENON Anthony Hall Isaac Cape Sir John Lister Kaye 5/4 fav
PACOLET     Mr Garforth
MYRTLE     Mr Wentworth
PARLINGTON     Mr Thomas Stapleton
The winner won by half a head and was only beaten three times in his career, once by Saltram in the Epsom Derby, once by Myrtle, and once by Maid of the Oaks (SR 1923) in a Subscription race at York on 26th August 1783. The next year he won the Doncaster Cup. Over Round N/A

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